Assam Legislative Assembly


Tanka Bahadur Rai
Constituency: 72-Barchalla L.A.C.
Father's Name : Late Pancha Bahadur Rai
Mother's Name Late Dhansiri Rai
Date of Birth
(With Birth place)
14-10-1950, Place-Singri
Present Address Qrt.No-11, Minister's Colony, Dispur, Guwahati-6.
Permanent Address Vill. Nam Bagaribari (Singri), P.O. Natun Sirajuli, Dist. Sonitpur, (Assam)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 20-4-1974
Spouse's Name Smti. Chandra Maya Rai
Children(s) One Son and One Daughter.
Educational Qualifications B.A(Distinction),M.A(Ist Class),LLB
  • Previously Lecturer of College
  • Advocate
  • Deputy Speaker & Speaker of Assam Legislative assembly and Minister in the Assam Cabinet.
Positions Held
  • Lecturer, Lok Nayak Omiya Kr.Das College,
    Dhekiajuli,Sonitpur, Assam (July 1973 to September, 1973)
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  • Lecturer, Kohima College, Kohima, Nagaland(1973-1979)
  • Lecturer(Part-time)Kohima Law College (1978-1981)
  • Advocate since 1979 at Kohima, Tezpur & Guwahati
Hobbies Reading & Travelling
Special Interest Sports
Favourite Past Time and recreation Reading & Sports
Social /Cultural Activities
  • Involvement with welfare activities for downtrodden people and interested for rendering services for the upliftment of their livelihood
  • Organising Secretary of Darrang Nepali Students Union(1969-1971)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Darrang College Students Union (1970-1971)
  • Executive Committee Member (Departmental Representative) of Post Graduate Students Union, Gauhati University(1972-1973)
  • General Secretary, Political Science Society, Gauhati University(1972-1973).
  • President, Kohima Bar Association(1987-1988)
  • President of the Reception Committee of the Convention of North East Gorkha Students Federation held at Tezpur, Assam (23,24 & 25 November 1997)
  • General Secretary, Assam Gorkha Sammelan (1997 till date)
  • Elected MLA from 72 Barchalla LAC from INC ticket on 13-05-2001
  • Elected Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly on 03-04-2001
  • Elected Speaker, Assam Legislative Assembly with effect from 29th May, 2006
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Any other information
  • Conference of All India Presiding Officers of Legislative Bodies:
    • Attended All India Presiding Officers Conference held at
      Bangalore, Karnataka in 2002
      Mumbai, Maharashtra in 2003
      New Delhi in 2005,
      Raipur, Chattisgarh in 2005
      Golden Jubilee of Indian Parliament, New Delhi.
  • Conference of NERCPA (A Regional Organisation of CPA, India Branch) :
    • Attended 6th Annual Conference held at Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh;
    • Attended 7th Annual Conference held at Guwahati, Assam;
    • Attended 8th Annual Conference held at Agartala, Tripura;
    • Attended 9th Annual Conference held at Gangtok, Sikkim;
  • India and Asia Region C.P.A. Conferences:
    • Attended 52nd Westminster Parliamentary Seminar held at London, U.K. in 2003.
    • First India and Asia Region C.P.A. Conference held at Hyderabad in November, 2004.
    • Second India and Asia Region C.P.A. Conference held at New Delhi in December, 2005.
    • Attended 52nd C.P.A. Conference held at Abuja, Nigeria in September, 2006
    • Attended 53rd C.P.A. Conference held at New Delhi in 2007.
    • Attended 54th C.P.A. Conference held at Kualalampur, Malaysia in 2008.
    • Attended 55th C.P.A. Conference held at Arusha, Tanzania in 2009.
    • Attended 56th C.P.A. Conference held at Nairobi, Kenya in 2010.
    • Attended 57th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee from 23rd to 24th July 2011 at London and CPA General Assembly from 25th to 27th July, 2011 at London.
Political Party Affiliation Indian National Congress
Date on which elected to the 13th Assembly 13-05-2011